Livery Companies - Home Page

Welcome to this website about the City of London's Livery Companies. The site concentrates on City of London civic matters, and particularly those relating to the Livery Companies and their Masters, Wardens & Clerks. It assumes some existing involvement or knowledge of the livery companies.

Index: Below are links to the relevant page at this site for each subject alphabetically listed. Those annotated Diary will not only show the date of the event (up to two years ahead), but also usually provide a further link showing more details of the event.

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A-Z Lists


Admission of Sheriffs - Sheriff matters

After dinner speaking - Library

Aldermen - A-Z list

Aldermen - due date for re-election

Aldermanic progression - June 2019

Aldermen 1222 - 2017.xls - A-Z list

Aldermen current - A-Z list

Aldermen of the City of London -1912, Beaven - Library

Aldermen of the City of London 1900-2010, Chalstrey - Library

Aldermen, Lord Mayors, Sheriffs - A-Z list

Aldermen's Court dates

Ale Conner - Elections

Allocution - Dinners & protocol


Almshouses - Charity

Apostrophe’s (joke!)

Apprentice - Freedom & Apprentices

Apprentices - Livery Companies Apprenticeship Scheme  - Education


Archive of livery clerks

Archive of livery masters

Armed Services affiliations - Database

Art exhibitions - Diary

Australia & New Zealand, City & Livery Links - Library


Badges, wearing thereof - Dinners & protocol

Badges of the City of London Livery Companies, Goddard - Library

Bands/Orchestras - Dinners & protocol

Barbican Centre - websites

Barts View Day - Diary May

Becket Pageant for London

Blue Book - ceased publication 2018


Briefings & Courses

Brigantes Breakfast - Diary

Brokerage Citylink - Charity


Candlemas - Diary February

Cart Marking

Caterers, approved at Guildhall- Dinners & protocol

Caterers - Dinners & protocol

Celebrating City Women - Library

Central Criminal Court

Central Criminal Court - Judges at the Old Bailey 

Ceremonial surrounding the installation of the new Lord Mayor - Masters

Chairman's Report  - Livery Committee

Chamberlain of London - archive of past holders

ChaplainsAppointing a Livery Chaplain


Charity applications - Charity

Charity grants - Charity

Chief Commoner - archive of past holders

Children's Magical Taxi Tour - Diary September

Church Services

Church, Sport, Trade

Churches - A-Z list

City & Guilds  - Education

City and Livery links with Austalia and NZ

City and Metropolitan Welfare Charity - Charity

City Briefing, A Very Modern Tradition presentation

City Bridge Trust - Charity

City Churches - A-Z list

City Consorts Society (C2) - Masters

City Freedom - Freedom & Apprentices

City Livery Club Root & Branch award - Library

City Livery Companies - 40 page orange coloured booklet - Library

City Music Foundation - Charity

City Obligation - Financial City

City of London and its Lord Mayor, Stuttard (2008) - Library

City of London Corporation - websites

City of London Directory & Livery Companies Guide  - ceased publication 2018

City of London Education Strategy  - Education

City of London Equality & Diversity policy - Almanac

City of London Freemen's Guide, Jagger - Library

City Values Forum - Financial City

CityUK - Financial City

cityview - The magazine of the City of London Corporation - Library

Civic London to 1558 (Records of Early English Drama) - Library

Clay Shoot

Clergy Support Trust Festival

Clerks’ Almanac

Clerks  - archive of past clerks

Closed Companies

Clubs & Guilds

Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London

Common ConfusionsA-Z list - Livery Companies

Common Hall

Common Hall - Livery Committee report

Common Council meetings - Diary


Consorts (for unmarried masters)

Consorts Guide for livery masters’ spouses (not authorised)



Courses & Briefings

Croquet - Diary

Crowns/Garlands - Masters



Database of Livery Companies

Debrett's Correct Form - Library

Decade of Criminal Justice - Library

Decorations - Dinners & protocol

Deputy Master - Almanac


Dinners & Protocol

Direct Debits

Discovering London's Guilds and Liveries, Melling - Library

Doggett's Coat & Badge Race - AlmanacDiary July/August/September

Dress codes - Dinners & protocol


Education & Schools

Education Lecture at Guildhall by Secretary of State, February 2016  - Education

Election addresses of sheriff candidates

Election of Sheriffs - Elections


English Clergy Association - Charity

Equality & Diversity policy, City of London - Almanac


Fellowship of Clerks

Festival Choral Service (previously the Sons of the Clergy) -  Diary May

Finance & Business (incl Computer matters)

Financial City

Financial Services Group - Financial City

Food Lecture - Diary February


Freedom & Apprentices - Freedom & Apprentices

Freedom by Patrimony.pdf - Freedom & Apprentices

Freedom by Redemption.pdf - Freedom & Apprentices

Freedom by Servitude.pdf - Freedom & Apprentices

Freedom of the City - Freedom & Apprentices

Freeman of North America - The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America

Freemasons - Charity

FSG leaflet 2016.17 - Financial City


Garden of Remembrance ceremony - Diary November

Garden Parties at Buckingham Palace - Diary May/June

Garlands/Crowns  - Masters

Goldsmiths’ Fair

GolfDiary May

Grace - Laudi Spirituali - Dinners & protocol


Great Twelve order mnemonic

Gresham College  - Education


Guilds outside London - A-Z list

Guildhall Eligible Caterers list 2015-17

Guildhall Historical Association - Library


Halls - A-Z list - see also Livery Halls


HM Commission of Lieutenancy for the City of London


How to join a livery company

How to be Lord Mayor


Installation months of new masters


Inter livery sports

Ironbridge - now discontinued


Jailed & Bailed Diary

Jargon Buster - Almanac

Joining a livery company

Judges at the Central Criminal Court


Knollys Rose Ceremony - Diary


laudi_spirituali - Dinners & protocol

LCSC Response to consultation on apprenticeships legislation

Leathersellers' Company - A History, Hunting - Library

Lectures - Diary

Library & Links

Lieutenancy for the City of London

List of Masters Pocket Guide - Masters

Livery Briefing

Livery Companies - A-Z list

Livery Companies & their modern day role

Livery Companies Apprenticeship Scheme  - Education

Livery Companies Database

Livery Company - how to join?

Livery Companies of the City of London (1892), Hazlitt - Library

Livery Companies Skills Council - Education

Livery Halls - A-Z list

Livery Halls, by dining capacity - A-Z list

Livery Halls of the City of London, book - Library

Livery halls, map of

Livery in Education 2019 - Education

Livery Masters’ archive

Livery Profile 2011 - Library

Livery Schools Link  - Education

LMS Guard of Honour - Masters

London Footprints - brief historical and architectural descriptions of Livery Halls - Library

London Livery Companies: History, Law and Customs, Palfreyman - Library

London Metropolitan Archives (LMA) - Websites

Lord Mayor

Lord Mayor - Job Description and Person Specification

Lord Mayor - Profiles (The Times)

Lord Mayor's Banquet - Diary November

Lord Mayor's Big Curry Lunch - Diary April

Lord Mayor Locum Tenens - Library

Lord Mayor's Overseas Visits programme

Lord Mayor - The Times Profiles & Obituaries of past LM’s

Lord Mayor's Show - Diary November

Lord Mayor's Show Guard of Honour - Masters

800 years of the Lord Mayor's Show - Library

Lord Mayor's Speeches - Library

Lord Mayor’s Appeal - Charity

Lord Mayors archive from 1189- A-Z list

Lord Mayors and Sheriffs archive- A-Z list

Lord Mayors' Portraits 1983-2013 - Library

LSL Annual Report 14-15.docx

Loving Cup


Magical Taxi Tour

Mansion House

Mansion House Scholarship Scheme - Charity

Map of livery halls

MASL (Mayors and Sheriffs of London) - definitive archive website

Master Clerk Pocket Guide

Masters & Past Masters

Masters  - archive of past masters

Masters' Badges of the City of London Livery Companies, Goddard - Library

Masters' Biographies - some thoughts - Masters

Masters  - table of installation months

Masters' Picture Book online - Masters

Medals, the wearing thereof- Dinners & protocol

Merchant Taylors of York Dissertation - Library

Military affiliations

Mistresses and Consorts' Picture Book - Masters

Modern Companies Dinner

Modern Livery Companies

Monarchs & Prime Ministers - archive of past incumbents

Mottos of all the livery companies (wikipedia)

Music - Dinners & protocol

Musician’s Evensong


National Anthem - Dinners & protocol

National Farmers Union Magazine article - Library

New Guilds & Modern Companies

New guilds and companies guidance

New Lord Mayor ceremonies

Newsletter Livery Briefing - Library

Newspaper Profiles of recent past LMs 

NFU Magazine Nov 15 - Library

Non aldermanic sheriffs 1199 on

North America - The Honourable Company of Freemen of the City of London of North America

Northern liverymen Brigantes Breakfast - Diary


Obituaries of past LMs (The Times)

Old Bailey

Old Bailey Judges at the Central Criminal Court

Online booking for Briefings & Courses

Orchestras/Bands - Dinners & protocol


Pancake Races - Diary Shrove Tuesday

Pass the port.pdf - Dinners & protocol

Past Masters - Masters

Past Masters’ Associations.pdf - Masters

Past Masters - Archive of names


Pewter Live - Diary May

Photography.pdf - Dinners & protocol

Picture book website of Masters and Mistresses/Consorts

Pocket Guide List of Masters - Masters

Prime Ministers & Monarchs - archive of past incumbents

Prime Wardens - A-Z list - Livery Companies

Processing into dinner.pdf - Dinners & protocol

Profile, Livery 2011 - Library

Programme Managers at Mansion House

Newspaper Profiles of recent past LMs 

Progression to the Shrievalty - Elections

Provincial Guilds - A-Z list

Pullman, Nigel


Quit Rents ceremony - Sheriffs



RBL Garden of Remembrance

Real Tennis - Diary October

Recorder of London - archive of past holders

Recording a freeman

Red Cross Christmas Market - Diary

Remembrance SundayDiary November

Remembrancer - archive of past holders

Report to Common Hall


Rifle Shoot

Role of the Sheriffs - Sheriffs

ROLLCO - A-Z list

Root & Branch award Library

Royal Charter Guidance


Sailing - Diary May

Sailing at Seaview

School Governors' One-Stop Shop  - Education

Seating plans.pdf - Dinners & protocol

Secret City of London video

Setting up a PMA - Masters

Sheep Drive across London Bridge - Diary September

Sheriffs archive - A-Z list

Sheriff Chain Appeals - Sheriffs

Sheriff Job Description - Sheriffs

Sheriffs - Elections June

Sheriff matters (also with links re Lord Mayor) - Sheriffs

Sheriff mother company guidance - Sheriffs

Sheriffs, non aldermanic - Election address archive

Sheriffs' & Recorder's Fund - Charity

Sheriffs’ Society

Shooting - Diary May

Silent Ceremony November

Site Map

Skiing - Diary January

Social Media Engagement Guidelines

Sons & Friends of the Clergy - Charity


Speeches – the basics - Dinners & protocol


Stepping Forward, A Tribute to Military Reservists livery/military affiliation - Library

Styles of Address - Dinners & protocol

Substitute Master - Almanac

Summons to Common Hall


Tacitus LectureDiary February

TennisDiary September

The Financial City

The London City Livery Companies' Vindication (1885) by Gilbert and Rivington - Library

The Times - Obituaries of past LM's

The Times - Profiles of incoming LM's

TheCityUK - Financial City

This Ghastly Affair: Great War Letters from the Leathersellers Archives - Library

Toasts – the detail - Dinners & protocol

Town Clerk letter to the Livery

Town Clerk - archive of past holders


Trade Groups


Treloar's - Charity

Treloar’s Gala Dinner

TreloarPrint - Almanac

Twin aldermanic sheriffs

Twitter activity - a report


United Guilds’ Service - Diary Usually two weeks before Good Friday


Vade Mecum 2013 - Library

Vade Mecum - Library

Visits to Livery Halls and other City of London buildings

Voices of the City interview with Nigel Pullman




Wizardry in Wood


Zurich Sechseläuten - Diary

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1st November 2023

Nigel Pullman


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